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Shakira donates €13.5m to Haïti hurricane Matthew victims
13 October 2016 @ 11:32

POP-ROCKER and Barcelona resident Shakira has donated US$15 million (about €13.5m) to Haïti to help victims of hurricane Matthew who have lost their homes.

The Colombian chart-topper, 39, who lives with Barça FC midfielder Gerard Piqué and their two little boys in the Catalunya capital, runs a global charity called the Fundación Pies Descalzos ('Bare Feet Foundation'), named after the bestselling album and single therefrom which she released when she was 20 and which has built schools and health centres and provided aid for needy communities in Colombia and beyond.

This is not the first time Shakira, via her charitable foundation, has helped Haïti after a natural disaster.

Back in 2010 when the Caribbean island nation was destroyed by an earthquake reaching 7 on the Richter scale leaving between 220,000 and 300,000 dead, the singer-songwriter and musician handed over US$400,000 to rebuild a school.



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